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"Tiger... Genocide! (タイガー、ジェノサイド! Taigaa... Jenosaido!?)"

The Tiger Genocide (タイガージェノサイド Taigaa Jenosaido?) is one of Sagat's Super Combos. It was introduced in Super Street Fighter II Turbo.

Appearance Function Input
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Street Fighter: The Movie (arcade and home)
Capcom vs. SNK
Super Combo Quarter-circle forwardQuarter-circle forward + Punch
Street Fighter Alpha series
Street Fighter IV series
Capcom vs. SNK 2
Super Combo Quarter-circle forwardQuarter-circle forward + Kick
Street Fighter EX series Super Combo Quarter-circle backwardQuarter-circle backward + Punch
SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos Exceed Quarter-circle forwardQuarter-circle forward + 2 kick buttons
Street Fighter X Tekken Super Art Shoryuken motion + All 3 kick buttons
Sagat 350


Sagat delivering a devastating Tiger Uppercut to Cammy during Tiger Genocide.

Executed by performing two half-circle forward motions and pressing kick (or punch in Super Street Fighter II Turbo), Sagat starts with a Tiger Knee, and finishes with a Tiger Uppercut that knocks down the enemy while inflicting a lot of damage. The Level 3 version from the Alpha series (as well as the version used in the EX series) uses two Tiger Uppercuts.

The Street Fighter IV series introduced a more powerful variant as one of Sagat's Ultra Combos, which may have been inspired by the Level 3 Tiger Genocide seen in the Alpha series, however, Tiger Genocide returns in Street Fighter X Tekken as Sagat's Super Art, wich shows Sagat throwing in the opposite-hand flaming Tiger Uppercut at the end of the Super Art, just the same as he performs the end of that more powerful variant from the Street Fighter IV series.


Years before Street Fighter Alpha, Sagat first used this move in his tenth sparring match with Adon. It was the first time that Adon was able to bring Sagat to his knees in battle. Sagat felt the growth of his student. However, after seeing Adon's reaction, Sagat was furious. He then unleashed Tiger Genocide, crushing the bones of the whole body. Adon was seriously injured for a total of four months, and it would take another year and a half before he could fight Sagat again.[1][2]


Sagat preparing the final blow to Xiaoyu

Prior to Street Fighter IV, it has temporary invincibility during its startup, which makes it quite useful to put opponents back on the defensive.

The move can act as an anti-air, as a punish, and within combos as a combo ender in some games. In the Street Fighter IV series, it can be used after a crumpling Focus Attack or as a juggle.




Tiger Genocide (short animation) in the Street Fighter Alpha series Tiger Genocide (full Super Combo animation) in the Street Fighter Alpha series



  1. All About Street Fighter ZERO2 page 034
  2. "Continuous skill connected from his deadly knees, Adon's body was lifted like a barrage, and the bones of his whole body were crushed. Adon was seriously injured for a total of four months, and it will take another year and a half before he can fight Sagat again." (必殺のヒザりからつながる連続技力、アドンの体を弾幕のように八ネあげ、全身の骨を砕いていた。アドンは全治4か月の重傷を負い、ふたたびサガットと試合ができるようになるには1年半を要することになる。, Hissatsu no hizarikara tsunagaru renzoku-waza-ryoku, adon no karada o danmaku no yō ni hachi ne age, zenshin no hone o kudaite ita. Adon wa zenchi 4-kagetsu no jūshō o oi, futatabi sagatto to shiai ga dekiru yō ni naruniha 1-nen han o yōsuru koto ni naru.)